Arcade Fire contribute to Hunger Games soundtrack

By | Published on Wednesday 15 February 2012

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire have composed a couple of songs for ‘Songs From District 12 And Beyond’, the soundtrack to the first big-screen adaptation of adolescent adventure series ‘The Hunger Games’.

Win Butler and Regine Chassagne of the band have written and recorded two songs for the movie – ‘Horn Of Plenty’ and ‘Abraham’s Daughter’ – adding to a score that also features music by Kid Cudi, Taylor Swift, Birdy and The Decemberists.

Co-starring Jennifer Laurence of ‘Winter’s Bone’ and, for some reason, Lenny Kravitz, the film, which is being billed as the new ‘Twilight’, will open across UK cinemas on 23 Mar.

The full tracklisting for the soundtrack, which is released on 19 Mar, is as follows:

Taylor Swift – Safe And Sound
Taylor Swift – Eyes Wide Open
Arcade Fire – Abraham’s Daughter
Kid Cudi – The Ruler And The Killer
Miranda Lambert – Run Daddy Run
The Civil Wars – Kingdom Come
The Decemberists – One Engine
Glen Hansard – Take The Heartland
The Low Anthem – Lover Is Childlike
Punch Brothers – Dark Days
The Secret Sisters – Tomorrow Will Be Kinder
Birdy – Just A Game
Ella Mae Bowen – Oh Come And Sing
Jayme Dee – Rules
Carolina Chocolate Drops – Reaping Day

Oh, and for all you over seventeens out there who have no idea what all this ‘Hunger Games’ palaver is about, here’s the film’s official trailer. Equally informative is this YouTube parody as performed by ‘Lana Del Rey’, aka US comedienne Holly Laurent: